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Question or Exclamation?
Question or Exclamation?
Lesson Plan
Question or Exclamation?
Let's use exclamation points! Help your students become more expressive, efficient readers and writers by teaching them about this special punctuation mark.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Letter Template
Letter Template
Worksheet
Letter Template
Help your students write letters to a pen pal, faraway relative, and others! This letter template gives students practice writing formal letters — like persuasive or business correspondence — and friendly, informal letters.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophes
Possessive Apostrophes
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophes
Help your third grader review and master when to use an apostrophe s in possessives with this printable worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Dialogue
Writing Dialogue
Worksheet
Writing Dialogue
This worksheet is a fun-filled way to write dialogue about a familiar party staple: balloons. Your 3rd grader creates the conversations between family members.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pronoun Agreement 1
Pronoun Agreement 1
Worksheet
Pronoun Agreement 1
This activity will help your students learn and practice matching possessive pronouns correctly.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Irregular Plural Nouns Practice 2
Irregular Plural Nouns Practice 2
Worksheet
Irregular Plural Nouns Practice 2
Do you students need some extra practice with irregular plural forms? You've come to the right place! This practice worksheet will have your students using context to fill in the plural form of these irregular nouns.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Picturing Possessives
Picturing Possessives
Lesson Plan
Picturing Possessives
With this lesson based on your students’ real-life observations, they will learn the context of singular possessives and how to create them using the written form!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Said It?
Who Said It?
Lesson Plan
Who Said It?
Students will have a blast creating their own cartoons and comics. This lesson provides an engaging method to help students demonstrate the use of quotation marks when writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Help improve the fluidity of your students' written pieces by introducing them to possessive nouns. These exercises allow for individual practice and encourages students to think through challenges with helpful hints!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Command an Exclamation!
Command an Exclamation!
Lesson Plan
Command an Exclamation!
Get ready to get dramatic! Use this fun and interactive lesson to teach your students about imperative and exclamatory sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sentence Menu
Sentence Menu
Lesson Plan
Sentence Menu
We write sentences to tell thoughts, but what happens when we add some parameters? In this lesson, students dissect the words they find in sentences then follow directions to create their own wacky sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Basic Punctuation
Basic Punctuation
Worksheet
Basic Punctuation
Budding writers can master their basic punctuation with this worksheet. These sentences are missing ending punctuation marks.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Day at the Zoo
A Day at the Zoo
Worksheet
A Day at the Zoo
After reading a story about the zoo, students will follow directions to circle conjunctions, possessive pronouns, and articles with a color.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who’s the Owner?
Who’s the Owner?
Lesson Plan
Who’s the Owner?
Help your students own possessives! With this lesson your students will no longer ponder the placement of apostrophes in possessives. They’ll be able to place apostrophes perfectly!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Contractions in Construction
Contractions in Construction
Worksheet
Contractions in Construction
Replace two-word phrases with the correct contractions in this construction zone.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Possessive Nouns 3
Possessive Nouns 3
Exercise
Possessive Nouns 3
Replacing possessive nouns with possessive pronouns helps your students' writing sound more natural and makes for an effortless read. Give your fifth graders the practice they need with these exercises created specifically for their age group.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
There, Their, They're
There, Their, They're
Worksheet
There, Their, They're
There are many ways to learn the difference between "there", "their" and "they're". Help your child determine the difference with this practice sheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mixed Skills Word Study Learning Check
Mixed Skills Word Study Learning Check
Worksheet
Mixed Skills Word Study Learning Check
Use this resource to assess your students’ mastery of grammar concepts, such as possessives, nouns, verbs, and agreement in sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Varsity Pronoun Review
Varsity Pronoun Review
Lesson Plan
Varsity Pronoun Review
Once your students understand basic pronouns, introduce them to varsity level pronouns: definite and indefinite pronouns, possessive and relative pronouns, and pronoun and antecedent agreement.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Proofreading for Punctuation
Proofreading for Punctuation
Worksheet
Proofreading for Punctuation
Put your second grader's punctuation skills to the test and challenge her to correct the story by adding all of the missing punctuation marks.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Wacky Sentences
Wacky Sentences
Worksheet
Wacky Sentences
Let's get wacky with our sentences! This worksheet challenges students to follow certain rules to create sentences while learning about different types of words, such as comparatives, possessives, and more.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Singular or Plural?
Singular or Plural?
Worksheet
Singular or Plural?
Have your students mastered irregular plural nouns? Give your kids some extra practice with this worksheet that has them identifying and using irregular plural nouns as context clues. This works great as either a challenging activity or as an assessment.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tracking Transitions
Tracking Transitions
Worksheet
Tracking Transitions
This worksheet asks students to find the transition words and to use them in their own sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Quotation Marks: Say What?
Quotation Marks: Say What?
Worksheet
Quotation Marks: Say What?
On this third grade reading and writing worksheet, kids complete each sentence by writing in the missing quotation marks.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conjunctions and Commas
Conjunctions and Commas
Worksheet
Conjunctions and Commas
Children practice using commas and conjunctions to join two sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Punctuation Resources

Punctuation is an essential element of a sentence. Without it, we wouldn’t know how to organize our thoughts, where to pause and when to stop! A comma or a period or any of the other punctuation marks the English language uses conveys so much more about a sentence than just the mere words on the page. Teach your students how to use this important tool of language with our worksheets and activities.

Get Started With Punctuation

Punctuation is the system of symbols we use to separate parts of sentences to make their meaning clear. A famous example is “A panda eats shoots and leaves.” Without punctuation, this sentence means the subject eats plant growths. Punctuated as “Eats, shoots, and leaves,” it means the subject eats first, then fires a weapon, then leaves the scene. The meaning of the sentence completely changes just by using these critical marks! (The writer Lynne Truss, in fact, used this as the title of her book about grammar, Eats, Shoots and Leaves.)

The 14 punctuation marks in the English language
  • Period: The simplest punctuation mark to use, it marks the end of the sentence.
  • Comma: Separates one list item from the next, or provides a pause in thought.
  • Question mark: Used at the end of a sentence that asks a direct question.
  • Exclamation mark: Expresses exasperation, astonishment or surprise. It’s also used to emphasize a comment or short, sharp phrase.
  • Colon: Expands on the sentence that precedes it, often introducing a list that elaborates whatever was previously stated.
  • Semicolon: The semicolon is somewhere between a period and a comma.
  • Quotation marks: Used to cite something someone said exactly.
  • Apostrophe: Used for possessions and contractions.
  • Dashes: Used to create emphasis in a sentence.
  • Hyphen: Joins two words or parts of words together while avoiding confusion or ambiguity.
  • Parentheses: Curved notations used to express further thoughts.
  • Brackets: Squared-off notations used for technical explanations or to clarify meaning.
  • Braces: Used to contain two or more lines of text or listed items to show that they are considered as a unit.
  • Ellipsis: Three equally spaced points to indicate the omission of words in a quotation.